R E V I E W ➠ That Swoony Feeling by Meghan Quinn




I’m single . . . so single it’s painful
Yup, ladies, Brig Knightly–that’s me–is still a lonely bachelor, stumbling through the streets of Port Snow, looking for the girl he’s supposed to end up with
That is until my brother, Rogan, presents me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The Summer of Love, a secret pen pal program in Port Snow is looking for applicants and I’m the perfect fit
I couldn’t sign up fast enough
I found myself quickly falling in love with a pair of red lips at the bottom of a letter. Just like in the movies . .
Life could not have been better, that was until I started hanging out with Ruth Barber. Starting a new business right next to my shop, I found myself gravitating toward her. Her smile, her humor . . . her tea sandwiches
My attraction for Ruth came in full force, leaving me dazed, confused, and *ahem* excited
As new feelings for two women come to a screeching halt, I have to figure out who to choose. But when I discover my pen pal is Ruth, it might be too late
All I want in life is to experience that swoony feeling . . . but I think I might have just missed my chance.

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and not my last. I have fallen in love with this series from book one, and I have been waiting for the youngest brother’s story and it did not disappoint! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series & this book!!

WOW. I was not expecting that, I mean Brig is the youngest brother of them and the most ‘I WANT TO FIND LOVE’ silly, sweet, big heart and still very handsome and sexy in his own way. Ruth is, she surprised me each time, my heart fell for her at every corner fallen and by gosh, can you live through a character? Because i sure as heck did with Ruth. She’s had a secret for a long time, the secret being only to Brig who is a clueless idiot. Talk about a town effort. Yes, you will get lots of laughs here but also sweet moments that will keep you wanting to read more and need more. I was very captivated by this one, I even cried my eyes out. I really wish there is it will be more because I don’t want it to end please. And I am saying this because of the way this book ended, I’m kind of hanging there….

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (Getting Lucky #4) Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Hate Thy Neighbor by S.M. Soto




Fresh out of a failed engagement, Olivia Hales is in dire need of a fresh start. Tired of being the charming and accommodating girl that always gets stomped on, she’s determined to change her outlook on life.
When she finds her dream job in a small town in California, she thinks she’s finally found her place in life. That is, until she meets her new neighbor.
Roman Banks.
Moody. Foul-mouthed. Jerk.
And the hottest man on the planet.
At a sprawling six foot five, he was coldly distant and physically intimidating. Not only was her new neighbor a God that was good with his hands, he was also a grade-A jerk. Trapped on the same street, sharing the same space together, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous, never-ending game of insults and pranks that result in the destruction of two perfectly good homes.
The tension between them is as thick as the walls of their houses are thin. Roman’s touch burned like fire even when his words were ice, and both of them will stop at nothing to make the others life hell.
In the midst of the pranks and the hate they harbor for each other, Olivia slowly pulls back the layers of the man next door and finds herself consumed with wanting to fix him and his past. When both enemies start to catch feelings for each other, Olivia finds herself hiding her own secrets, not wanting to lose another man in her life.
Lines are drawn. Strict rules put into place. But that doesn’t stop Olivia from wanting to save the quiet, broody man next door.
They say you’re supposed to love thy neighbor, but that was the furthest emotion she felt when thinking about Roman. Hate was all there was to their relationship. At the very least, that’s what she tried to tell herself. 

RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2020

NEW to me author and books! I have a lot of her books on my TBR but have not actually been able to dive in. I actually got this paperback in the mail from the author/PR and I was so surprised and excited. The cover is super cute and by then I’ve heard a lot of good things about the book, so I was excited to finally dive into my first SOTO book!

First of I want to explain that I am a EMOTIONAL READER which means I really do invest all of me into a story and characters and so forth. That said, unfortunately this was a roller coaster ride for me I did not want to be on. I will explain why because it really is important to me for you to understand why I feel this way. First off I have triggers and one of the biggest ones for me is (Hero/Heorine sleeping with other people and in detail) that said this is the only mini spoiler I will mention, not in detail but will say that to me: it was not funny, it was not cute, it was not sexy and that goes for every book I read that contains this. it ruins the perception for me of the hero and heroine sleeping together, anything romantic for me after that point it kind of MEH I don’t feel it because all I think back on is the in detail sex the hero/heroine had with another character. It played a huge part for me in this book as far as the liking of it. All that said, this might not be for me but doesn’t mean you won’t love it. It is brief sure, but just rubbed ME the wrong way for the rest of the book.

The hero at the beginning for me was FANTASTIC….grumpy, broody, sexy as hell and good line of mean/rude. Once I reached the ‘no no zone’ for me, after that everything just seemed so highlighted to me. The banter and games between the two was fun to read, the heroine’s parents are funny but good parents, the hero is broken sure but there is more to it (don’t want to spoil it) but see how I am all over the place with my review? hat’s because that’s how I FELT through out the whole book after 35%. There is nothing wrong with it, I appreciate the author’s words and writing style, it just was a TOO MUCH of tug-pull for me. And I won’t lie but to me the hero was a little over boarder-line mean to her, and bless her heart the heroine was sweet, unsure and just wanted to live. I can’t spoil it but want to express another thing in the story just really don’t want to spoil it for anyone. That said, I really wish I wasn’t an emotional reader and over-invest myself but it is what it is, and unfortunately this one was not for me. I am sure it is a lot of people’s cup of tea, lots of ansgt, enemy-to and even very emotional towards the end with a preview for next. I really appreciate the author for sending me a paperback to enjoy and wish this book and her nothing but the best.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Only my personal ones
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Ignite by Emma Renshaw




One night changed an entire town.
One girl changed my entire life.
After she left without saying goodbye, I never expected to see her again.
The fire that changed Hawk Valley was my first night on the job. She was my first save as a firefighter. But she wasn’t the first to walk out of my life without looking back.
She was just another number on that list.
I grew used to putting out sparks in my personal life, too. But when she came back, I couldn’t stop myself from chasing after her. Just a fling, we said. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Of all people, I should have known that. It could never be casual with us. It was always going to become an inferno.
Until someone else put out the fire.

A portion of Emma Renshaw’s first week proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association in honor of George Gallegos, Emma’s uncle who died of ALS in February of 2019.

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I fell in love with her books from book one i read. Also I have read the book #1 in this series, this can be read alone but definitely glad I did get to read the first one, plus the first one is equally amazing as this one!

The heroine is a broken shell, she comes from a family that cares more about status and money than the actual people in the family. She is very lucky to have her aunt who is more a mother to her than her own ever. When she was in high school there was an accident that left her scorched, she moved away also taking her aunt away from the one town she loved the most. Many years later when unfortunate circumstances bring her back, she is not sure she will survive being there.

The hero is a young man that equally comes from a broken family, except his in a way is worse. After being in the system and around, as soon as he was able to apply to be a firefighter, he took the chance. And that one night HIS FIRST night on the job, he saves a beautiful girl with clover colored eyes. The next days, she vanishes but not the memory of her. When the hero runs into the heroine again, he is stunned that seeing her after all these years still has the same affect. But she is only passing through, can these two fight for one another while fighting off the mysterious events occurring around them?!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Series Book #2
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Southern Sunrise by Natasha Madison




Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Emily
I fell in love with him when I was fourteen. Under the stars, he told me he loved me, and under the stars we promised to love each other always. But under the stars, he broke my heart by walking away.
He left me without a second glance. I was just an afterthought.
Now he’s back, but this time, I’m not falling for his Southern charm.
Maybe.
It’s time I get my happily ever after, even if part of me wishes he was still mine.
Ethan
I found out on my twenty-first birthday that everything I thought I knew was a lie, and the man I had grown up thinking was my father wasn’t.
The pain I felt blinded me, making it impossible to hear what anyone said.
I left them all behind, including her, my best friend and the woman I was going to marry.
Five years later, I’m back, only to find the woman I still love has another man’s ring on her finger.
She’s going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2020

Not my first read by the author and not my last. I have read almost every singe book by her and of course have read the other books in this series!

Okay, okay, okay…what just happened? I started reading this around 8pm and its almost 1am i am now finished and I’m…I have just cried on and off for hours. Have your tissue handy because this ones a heart-breaker. So by now we all know this is the love story of Ethan who is Savannah’s son, i feel like by this point you probably don’t want to start the series with this book so we all know who he is. I want sure what to expect to be honest, then i thought i knew what to expect then i was broken into pieces, felt every single word and cried right along. Sometimes trying to find yourself or who you are comes at a cost, and Ethan paid BIG! Emily, beautiful Emily… forever will love her, i felt every single break of hers, every year gone by alone, gah just so tragic but beautiful. 


If you want angst mixed with heartbreak, throw in some curves on the road AND then have it all try and find the same path… this is for you. I am so glad Ethan and Emily got their story, probably a critical and important one at that.  not the end but I’m throwing this into my “when I’m feeling sad’ pile so i can extra FEEL it when i re-read!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: #4 of Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker




Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot’s daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.
That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door.
Shane Beckett, the handsome and charismatic high school star quarterback who smashed her heart. The lying, cheating player who was supposed to be long gone, living the pro football dream and fooling women into thinking he’s Prince Charming. Shane Beckett, who is as attractive as ever and flashing his dimples at her as if he has done no wrong.
Scarlet makes it abundantly clear that old wounds have not been forgotten. Neighbors they may be, but friends they most certainly are not. She won’t allow herself to fall for the single father and firefighter again, no matter how many apologies he offers, how many times he rushes to her aid, or how hard he makes her heart pound.
But as she spends more time with him, she begins to fear that maybe she’s wrong. Maybe Shane has changed.
And maybe this time she’s the one playing herself—out of a chance at true happiness. 

RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2020

This is a new to me author and what caught my eye was the blurb, something i was excited to read. that said, it being a new to me, I wasn’t sure of the style of writing…it’s always works out or not when it’s a new author and can’t blame anyone when a reader can’t connect with anything regarding the book. Unfortunately i was not able to fully connect with the heroine and hero himself. It came down to the style of writing and over all characters for me. Nothing in particular just the overall. Now that said, the plot was great, little predictable but teacher romances can happen like that.  It’s a second chance, little enemy to then friends to lovers, single dad, forbidden relationship. The hero and heroine dated for a summer in HS, after having her heart straight up broken she moves away in hopes of better and for 12 years she did. i forgot to mention that heroines mother was a harlot. It’s complicated. 
the hero kind of reminds me of the everyday jock that has it all, grown up but still tendencies and actions of a young adult type. Just could not connect with them and some of their actions. the story line definitely knew what was coming for most of the book, transitions were smooth. I’ve wanted to read this author for a while now and glad i gave it a chance. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Agony by Kaylee Ryan




Reese
Cooper Reeves was the boy-next-door. Every milestone, every memory of my youth was entangled with his.
We were inseparable… until college.
It wasn’t his friends, girls or even sports that came between us— it was me.
Tired of being in the friend zone, I finally made a move. Turns out it was the wrong one.
Cooper walked away to play his first year of professional football and left me behind with a broken heart.
Cooper
It’s always been her. Even before I really knew what love was, Reese Latham was by my side, making me swear we’d be best friends forever.
And we were… until one night changed everything. I knew how she felt because I felt it too, but I pushed her away to save our friendship.
The longer we’re apart, the more I realize she’s not only my best friend, Reese is the love of my life.
I was kidding myself thinking I could let her go because now I know that living without her is the worst kind of agony. 

RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2020

Not my first by the author and I have read all her books and absolutely love the author’s style and words. That said, this is something a little bit different and new from her and so I was just jumping in. I will say that it does contain a slight trigger of mine, I say slight because I managed to get past it pretty fast and continue reading, without eeven blinking back.

Reese and Cooper are two people who have been inseparable through out their whole life, heck even their parents are best friends and in each other’s lives at all times. Their chemistry always is sparkling but Cooper does not want to do anything to ruing their friendship that means the world to him even if he might feel more for Reese and Reese doesn’t know how he feels the same for her. It’s basically a thin line that they both walk, because on one hand it would be so easy to fall into place and the other, no one want’s to risk losing a person. After all, their relationship is not just a friendship but a soul mate type of relationship in all the ways!

This will make you laugh, swoon and even fall in love with both hero and heroine but it will also break your heart, make you want to yell at them and mend it all together. For the first time I was not ready for the author to surprise me in the best way possible. This is a Cliffy and so be prepared because after Book 1 I am not sure which way it’s going to go. Very SLOW-BURN and I don’t want to give out too much but definitely need Book 2 already, like now!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
My Triggers: Mild Love Triangle
Standalone/Series: Book #1 of Duet (Cliffy)
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds




Anna McAlister needs a new life. But that doesn’t mean she needs a new man. After leaving her fiancé and Chicago behind, she promises herself no dating until she finds what she’s looking for. But meeting one seriously hot and determined detective has her questioning herself.
Calvin Miller is that detective, and he’s been burned by women in the past. It’s easy for him to sleep alone and focus on his work, but the moment he lays eyes on Anna, he starts imagining sexy nights with her wrapped in his sheets. Maybe it’s time to get back out there.
But just as the attraction between them begins to sizzle, Anna’s past shows up to create trouble. And to make matters worse, a string of murders forces Calvin to juggle his new relationship and his career. His worst fear? That the two are somehow connected.
Can they find love together, or will her past and his duty sink their hopes?

RELEASE DATE: June 16, 2020

I think by now a lot of you know how much of a Aurora fan I am, I have read and re-read all of her books, and this was a bitter-sweet one because it’s the last one in the series. I really could use another 5 or 6 in the series. And Calvin, most favorite HERO this year.

Calvin took the cake for me. He is a handsome, sexy, tall, funny, loyal, alpha and sweetest man alive..oh an a Police Officer that has a soft spot for sweet heroines that are a bit sassy. Which out Heroine Anna is, they come from very different worlds yet all it took was one look. Calvin wants to understand Anna and Anna wants to shield him from her family and past. Little bit of drama, action and mystery in this one, sweetest moments…gah I loved everything about this and like I said wish there was another 5 or 6 more! I highly recommend this entire series!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: BOOK #3
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Loner by Harloe Rae




“Everyone deserves a chance to be rescued.”
That’s the mantra I’m repeating when a well-equipped biker pulls over to save me. One glance at the scowl Crawford Doxe is wearing proves he isn’t impressed with the task. My efforts to change his mind deflate faster than the shredded tire at our feet. But disgruntled or not, my so-called hero still agrees to fix my flat.
I don’t expect to see Crawford again, but he’s suddenly very visible in our small town. Avoiding him would be my preference. That’s not how this story goes. For whatever reason, my daughter finds an ally in the broody mechanic. Denying her is something I do my best to avoid. I can only hope Crawford’s shine wears off before he tarnishes what little trust still exists.
As if the odds are ever on my side.
Commitments are a foreign concept to him. He doesn’t make any promises to try. That should’ve been enough for me to steer clear. It most certainly isn’t.
What follows can only be described as a disastrous clash of epic proportions.
But one indisputable fact remains.
That lone soul has no plans of opening his heart.

RELEASE DATE: Jume 11, 2020

This is not my first read by the author but I haven’t read lot of her books yet. That said this one was a enemy to which is my favorite.

 I can always appreciate this authors writing and words, she definitely has a way with them.  I lived Millie, she was like a little cute adorable referee between the hero and her mama the heroine. It was really sweet! Overall once I got warmed up more to the heroine and hero, they really do not hold back and it’s beautiful all around. Glad I was able to review this, looking forward to more!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Summer Deal by Jill Shalvis




Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.
And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She’s fierce, tough, and pretty much the opposite of Brynn except for one thing: they’re half-sisters. Kinsey is keeping this bombshell, and a few others as well. Long time frenemies from summer camp, there’s no way she’s going to tell Brynn they’re related.
But then Brynn runs into Kinsey’s lifelong best friend, Eli, renewing a childhood crush. He’s still easy-going and funny and sexy as hell. When he gets her to agree to a summer-time deal to trust him to do right by her, no matter what, she never dreams it’ll result in finding a piece of herself she didn’t even know was missing. She could have a sister, love, and a future―if she can only learn to let go of the past.
As the long days of summer wind down, the three of them must discover if forgiveness is enough to grasp the unconditional love that’s right in front of them.

RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020

Not my first read by the author and I was so happy when I got the chance to review this. I adore Jill’s books, it’s more woman’s fiction at times but the way she writes is with contemporary romance intertwined, works really well. Her characters are always realistic, and this also featured another 2 romances into one book so you are getting a lot.

This really was a sweet and refreshing read. The sisters here are what true sisters are to be, what they go through might be separate but intertwined. This brings out two childhood enemies, twist, turns and one big bang if you will. This really has to be lived through, the secret…I was not ready for that.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #3
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Fight For Me by Corinne Michaels




I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.
After my father’s death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She’ll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets. 
When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me. 
Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …

RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020

Her head is in my hands, and my heart is at her feet. She has no idea how badly I want to be the man she still sees.
-Declan


Not my first read by the author or last, I’ve been a huge fan for many years. I was WAITING FOR DECLAN gah *sigh* absolutely everything about it kept me captivated through out the whole book. What a start…and then I finished it and I am now asking myself what in the heck just happened? Wha…why? *breathing*

Well this will be really hard to keep spoiler free but I shall. If you’ve read book one you know this was going to be a second-chance and if you didn’t, now you know. It was so intense to a point I wanted to throw my kindle, then it just took a turn and BAM, I was balling my eyes out into my chips I was eating. It feels like I just got off a roller coaster ride and wasn’t sure that I ever even got on one. It was intense, heart-breakingly beautiful, angsty, sorrow and romantic in it’s own way! You kind of come out breathing little faster, but by gosh did it mend my heart! You don’t want to miss Declan and Sydney’s story…one for the books!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TOP 2020 MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: N/A
Standalone/Series: Book #2
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑